The Santa Cruz Mountains are the San Francisco Bay Area's urban wilderness. Naturalists at Large offers programs at several sites surrounding Santa Cruz and Monterey. Day options near Santa Cruz also include sea kayaking at Elkhorn Slough or Monterrey Bay and visits to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Naturalists at Large is a leading outdoor and environmental education group in California. Since 1985, we have provided outdoor education programs for tens of thousands of students from over two hundred schools, offering custom client designed trips, flexible dates and locations, commitment to safety and comfort in the outdoors, the wonder of nature and the importance of outdoor and experiential education.